DUFF, R. E. B.
Title 100 Years Of The Suez Canal.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condtion.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher Clifton Books, Brighton: 1969.
Seller ID 3639X1
Contrary to what is often supposed, Ferdinand de Lesseps was not the first to attempt to forge a link between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. The author describes these early attempts before turning to the story of de Lesseps himself and the political obstructions, financial problems and engineering hazards successfully overcome by this remarkable man.
(Key Words: Suez Canal, Egypt, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Engineering).